11th June 2021:
2nd Kathak Riyaaz Session : Emboldened by the success of our first riyaaz session, we are ready for another one. This is an excellent opportunity for the lovers of classical style of Kathak to showcase their skills in a baithak style environment in front of a crowd that is passionate about this classical art form. There will be live music accompanists for lehra and tabla to enrich your experience. Numbers are limited due to ongoing COVID restrictions. Performers interested to do a solo or those who are simply followers of this style, kindly register your interest and RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
12th March 2021:
1st Kathak Riyaaz Session : An opportunity to perform solo in classical style Kathak. Each presentation has to be maximum 10min duration. Please RSVP in advance as numbers will be restricted to, as allowed by Victorian COVID restrictions. A FREE EVENT!!
1st Jan 2021:
25th June 2019:
Pt. Birju Maharaj and Vidushi Saswati Sen talking about looking forward to coming to teach and perform in Melbourne and Sydney for the very first time in September 2019
24th March 2019: We are honoured to present for the first time in Australia Pt. Birju Maharaj and Vidushi Saswati Sen
Live in Concert in Melbourne and Sydney.
For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Smt Sumona Bhattacharya on 0437 093 549.
22nd June 2018: Excited to announce our next annual Kathak concert – coming up soon!!
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Annual Kathak Concert 2018 Chhanda Manjir featuring students of Ghungroo School of Dance. Established in 2008 – the dance school will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.
Ghungroo School of Dance will be presenting a mesmerising evening of pure traditional classical style Kathak dance with accompaniment of Hindustani – North Indian Classical music. Some segments will be presented with live accompaniment on Tabla and Sarod played by leading musicians of Melbourne -Jay Dabgar and Rahul Bhattacharya.
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On Saturday 24th March 2018 a Kathak Tabla Workshop was held with tabla maestro Pt. Abhijit Banerjee!! A first of its kind event, to be held in Australia.
Ghungroo School of Dance hosted a Tabla and Kathak Workshop with Pt. Abhijit Banerjee, a renowned classical musician of the highest calibre – visiting Melbourne from India. Senior students of the school performed Kathak with live accompaniment – Pt. Banerjee on the Tabla and Rahul Bhattacharya playing Lehera on Sarod. The students were fortunate enough to perform complex layakari, chhagun (6 times) and aatgun (8 times) chhanda, ginti ke bol to Pt. Banerjee’s electrifying renditions on the tabla. They also learnt and performed many new bols (compositions) from the maestro. Prior to this Pt. Banerjee has accompanied Kathak with the likes of Pt. Birju Maharaj and Pt. Chitresh Das. Pt. Banerjee appreciated the dancers for their sincere effort in performing complex footwork to live music.
Rahul Bhattacharya’s website ((http://www.sarod.com.au)
Press Release on Indianlink published on November 24, 2016
12 November 2016: 5th Annual Kathak Concert
8th October 2016: Performance with live music at Navarathri Festival 2016 – Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple, Dandenong
2 July 2016: Performance at Kalapravasa – Journey of the Arts classical dance & music concert, Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple, Dandenong
14 May 2016: Kathak dance performed at Buddha Day Multicultural concert held at Deakin Edge auditorium, Federation Square Melbourne
21 November 2015: Diwali Function at Laverton, Victoria
1 November 2015: Kathak Vandana performed at Vedanta Society Function
16 November 2013: 3rd Annual Kathak Concert
18 May 2013: Performance at BMW Edge, Federation Square
16 June 2012: 2nd Annual Kathak Concert
25 March 2012: Performance at Jhankar 2012, Drum Theatre, Dandenong
14th May 2011: BMW Edge, Federation Square
14th Dec 2010: Preparing for the performance at the school fair at St Thomas School, Blackburn
6 November 2010: Inaugural Annual Kathak Concert